High school tennis results

first_imgELLSWORTH — Tennis season is here. The following are Hancock County boys’ and girls’ results from the past week.GIRLS’ RESULTSMondayJohn Bapst 3, MDI 2This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMount Desert Island singles winner: India Janes. MDI doubles winners: Delany Smith and Izzy Wellman-Webster.Ellsworth 5, WA 0Ellsworth singles winners: Alexa Grant, Sammy Mason and Victoria Page-Jackson. Ellsworth doubles winners: Kelsie Boyer and Avery Jester; Olivia Robidoux and Miriam Nelson.SaturdayMDI 3, Old Town 2MDI singles winners: India Janes and Molly Corson. MDI doubles winners: Delaney Smith and Izzy Wellman-Webster.Woodland 5, DI-S 0Woodland 5, DI-S 0WednesdayCaribou 5, Ellsworth 0BOYS’ TENNISMondayJohn Bapst 5, MDI 0WA 3, Ellsworth 2Ellsworth singles winner: Brian Awalt. Ellsworth doubles winners: Andrew McCullough and Darian Goggin.SaturdayOld Town 3, MDI 2DI-S 4, Woodland 0DI-S singles winners: Cameron Wendell, Justin Eaton and Marvin Merritt.DI-S 4, Woodland 0DI-S singles winners: Cameron Wendell, Desmond Billions and Marvin Meritt.WednesdayCaribou 5, Ellsworth 0last_img read more

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Homecoming bookstore sales down

first_imgDespite an early start time and a crushing defeat for USC, the Homecoming game against Stanford on Saturday brought in more sales to the USC Pertusati bookstore than expected, though not as much as last year.The bookstore made about $300,000 on Homecoming day, and approximately $550,000 over the entire weekend.In previous years, the bookstore averaged about $1,000 in sales per minute during peak Homecoming hours; this year, sales topped out at $930 per minute.Daniel Archer, director of the bookstore, said part of the reason for the decline in sales might have been the early kickoff. A 12:30 start, he said, meant customers didn’t have much time to purchase merchandise beforehand.But more customers than usual purchased bookstore merchandise after the game, which Archer attributed to the unfortunate results.“Sadly, it’s ironic … So many people left the game and our store was really busy,” Archer said. “It’s almost like retail therapy.”Archer said once “disenchanted fans” left the Coliseum, they needed to do something else to distract themselves and found shopping at the bookstore a good option.Archer said this accounted for the unusually strong sales during the second half of the day — that is, about $50,000 in sales from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.Though sales were still down from last year’s Homecoming, Archer said sales were actually higher than anticipated, which he partially attributed to the recovering economy.Overall, Archer was pleased with the results of bookstore sales, saying they were “very comparable to … last year,” and that it was a successful Homecoming weekend for the bookstore.last_img read more

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Ghana Rugby kicks 2016 off with a bang

first_imgThe Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) kicks the new year off with the start of Round 2 of the 2015/16 Ghana Rugby Club Champions (GRCC) at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday 16 January 2016The first round of the Club Championship ended in December last year and all teams went on break with the new team Conquerors SC leading the log with 20 points followed by the reigning champions Cosmos Buffaloes RFC. The other teams competing for top honours include Dansoman Hurricanes RFC, Idas Sports RFC, Griffons RFC, Accra Sharks RFC and UCC Spartan RFC.The second round begins on 16 January at the Accra Sports Stadium with a full day of entertainment for fans. The day will again kick off with a training session for kids followed by a U18 boys match and a ladies match.The GRCC matches on the day will feature UCC Spartans from Cape Coast and Idas at 1pm with the second game, the match of the day, between Cosmos Buffaloes and Dansoman Hurricanes at 3pm.  During the break and for the first time in the history of Ghana Rugby all teams went on massive training sessions and recruitment of new players to beef up their squads.The teams from Cape Coast, Griffons and UCC Spartans, have been a thorn in the flesh of all teams with challenging performances. These teams have improved with great speed and have promised to spring more surprises during the second round of the GRCC. The 2015/16 GRCC will conclude with semi final matches between the top four teams on the log followed by a third place play off and the final.In the beginning of the year the GRFU also announced the adoption of a groundbreaking Rugby Management System, scrmIT.Meanwhile, the President of the GRFU, Mr. Herbert Mensah, is expected to meet with the President of Africa Rugby, Mr. Abdelaziz Bougja, and Mr. Jean-Luc Barthes, Rugby Services Manager (Africa), in Paris on 16 January 2016 to discuss Ghana Rugby’s strategic priorities for the years to come.According to Mr. Mensah some of the issues that will be on the table for discussion include Best Practice Governance, Overcoming Ghana Rugby’s Development Dilemma, Improving Technical Capabilities, International Match Exposure for Ghana Rugby and Grassroots or “Get Into Rugby” Development, to name a few.Mr. Mensah further stated, “Since my administration took over on 5 June 2014 a lot of time and effort was spent on picking up the pieces and to get grip of the essential strategic priorities. In 2016 we will build on what was established with the objective to escalate the development of Rugby in Ghana to much higher levels. To do that Ghana Rugby needs the support of the whole Rugby Family and especially for corporate Ghana to come forward and join hands with us in order to enjoy the benefits of brand exposure and of building goodwill for their brands with a fast growing Rugby support and player base.” On 28 May 2016 the Ghana National Men’s 7s team will travel to Lome in Togo to compete in the annual Africa Rugby Men’s 7s tournament for West Africa.Ghana Rugbyhttp://ghanarugby.org  Mr. Herbert Mensah, President of the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), with one of the kids who religiously join in the training sessions for kids before all Club Championship matches.  Round 2 of the Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC) that kicks off on Saturday 16 January 2016last_img read more

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